The Metropolitan Police Authority plans to consolidate existing and new IT contracts into a single outsourcing contract worth at least £650m.
The Met will use IT services company LogicaCMG to manage and hire suppliers for the contract and to help it cut IT systems and management costs. LogicaCMG will also help the Met renegotiate its existing contracts with suppliers.
The new contract will run for at least 10 years, with an extension option of three years. Each year of the contact will be worth around £50m, according to tender documents issued by the Met.
Areas covered by the proposal include infrastructure services and support, desktop services, network services, new software and crime reporting information systems.
The Met’s £125m Atos Origin network and desktop support contract, covering more than 14,000 desktops, is up for tender this year and will be merged into the new single outsourcing contract.
Other existing contracts that the Met wants to come under a single deal include its crime reporting systems – managed by EDS – and a telecoms contract with Ericsson Enterprise Solution.